- $42 for one entry to the FIT Challenge 5K Mud Run ($85 value)
On Saturday April 5, 2014, runners will gather at WWI Park in North Attleboro to take on a spectacular challenge: make their way through the trails of World War I Park dotted with more than 25 obstacles, from climbing walls to monkey bars. The race promises to get its participants thoroughly muddy. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the North Attleboro Park and Recreation Department as well as type 1 diabetes research.
FIT Challenge founder Robb McCoy had participated in so many obstacle-course races, he finally got the itch to create his own. But first, he had to come up with a name. He landed on FIT, an acronym for fortitude, integrity, and toughness, each of which is necessary to take on a physical challenge or tell a waiter he brought you the wrong meal. Robb's inaugural event took place in August 2012, a 5K mud run that drew more than 1,200 participants and raised more than $5,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The follow-up event saw more than 1,400 participants and more than $5,000 raised for Joslins Diabetes Center. An event in October of 2014 raised money for the Family Reach Foundation. The 5th event is about to happen, and more than $20,000 has been raised and donated to many different very worthy organizations so far. Robb plans on organizing plenty of more events in the coming months—so long as they challenge people and raise money for noble causes.